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CNR Ambassadors are a group of students who serve as liaisons between CNR and the outside community including prospective students, parents, distinguished guests, and alumni. Their majors cover a wide span of curricula within CNR, and their interests and extracurricular activities are equally diverse. They have a strong commitment to scholarly achievement that fosters academic excellence, maturation and inclusion of all students. Staff Advisor – Tiffany McLean, 2018 Biltmore Hall, (919) 515-5510
Environmental Sciences Student Ambassadors promote the ES Academic Program to future students, their families and fellow peers.
CNR Council serves as the unified voice of all students in the College of Natural Resources. The group is composed of representatives from all recognized student organizations in the college. The Council meets monthly to discuss current issues, problems, achievements and concerns, as well as to develop ideas for better serving students. It is responsible for allocating funds each year to CNR organizations to provide support for various activities. The CNR Council publishes the student journal, The Pinetum, each year. Faculty Advisor – Dr. Adrianna Kirkman, 2018 Biltmore Hall, (919) 513-7616
Dendrology and Forest Ecology Club is mainly for graduate students who organize activities including field trips, laboratory study, discussion of relevant literature, and facilitating speakers on related topics. Contact Dr. Richard Braham for more information.
FER Graduate Student Association The mission of the FER GSA is to improve the educational and social experiences of the graduate students in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. Contact Sarah Slover for more information.
Leopold Wildlife Club is the NCSU student arm of the The Wildlife Society national organization. This club provides opportunities for professional development, networking, and social events for students looking for careers in the wildlife field. Meetings are held twice a month. The meetings generally feature a speaker from some aspect of the wildlife field. Previous speakers have included wildlife biologists, rehabilitators, wildlife veterinarians, and more. The club strives to have at least one field outing or workshop every month, and attend the National Conference each year. NC State hosted the 2013 Southeastern Wildlife Conclave. Contact Dr. Chris Moorman for more information.
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) was chartered in 1998, and is jointly sponsored by the College of Natural Resources and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The three main objectives are to provide students with professional development, community development, and personal development opportunities, but overall, to strive for the inclusion, achievement, and advancement of all people in the agricultural sciences. They conduct a wide range of activities including, but not limited to, community service, collaborating with fellow student organizations, and holding fund-raising events such as the biannual Fish Fry and the Muscadine Jelly Sale. You can check out their Facebook page, or contact Thomas Easley in the College of Natural Resources for more information.
Roots and Shoots is a conservation club to raise awareness and promote animal conservation both locally and globally. We’re about making positive change happen – for our people, for animals, and for the environment. The Roots & Shoots network connects students who share a desire to create a better world. We identify problems in global and local issues related to conservation and take action. Through service projects, student campaigns and awareness outreach, Roots & Shoots members make an impact in their community and globally. Faculty Adviser – Dr. Werner Dorgeloh, (919) 303-1664
NC State Chapter of International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) is a student-run non-profit organization that acts in concert with the Office for International Programs of the College of Natural Resources to enhance the international perspective of forestry studies at NC State University. ISTF meets monthly to hear guest speakers and presentations focusing on some issue in the international arena. Topics usually include current research in the tropics in which students and faculty are involved. ISTF also organizes annual events such as conference attendance, special guest speakers, and a spring symposium. Membership is open to any person with an interest in international forestry and environmental issues. Faculty Adviser – Dr. Erin Sills.
NC State Forestry Club competes in timbersports competitions against other colleges across the southeast. Timbersports involve events such as underhand chop, sawing, chainsaw, axe throw, knife throw, pole climb and archery, to name a few, as well as technical events such as plant and wildlife ID, air photo interpretation, and timber estimation. The club competes in at least three regional competitions throughout the year, leading up to the Southeastern Forestry Conclave, in which students from 15 colleges compete. NC State hosted the 2012 Southeastern Conclave. The Forestry Club is open to any major. Faculty Advisor – Dr. Joe Roise.
The NCSU Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters is associated with the professional Society of American Foresters organization. Members participate in many activities throughout the year, including community service projects, guest speakers, career development, and hosting a Mentors Dinner. The Student Chapter of SAF has strong affiliations with the Triangle Chapter, the North Carolina Division, and the Appalachian Section (NC, SC, & VA) of SAF. Traditionally, many of the SAF Student Chapter members participate in a Wilderness Management Leadership Fieldtrip prior to the national convention, which is led by Dr. Roise. See photos from their 2012 trip here. Faculty Advisor – Dr. Joe Roise.
Student Fisheries Society is a sub-unit of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Fisheries
Society. It encourages the exchange of fisheries and aquatic science information among students, faculty and regional professionals and provides career guidance to students. Faculty Advisor – Dr. Joe Hightower in the Dept. of Biology
Wolfpack Environmental Student Association is a campus-wide organization to promote campus environmental awareness and environmental protection, to form networks with themes related to the environment and natural resources within NCSU’s colleges, and to engage other universities (both nationally and internationally) in endeavors to manage environmental and natural resources. The club will participate in projects and initiatives that contribute to better use of environmental and natural resource use at NC State University, Wake County, and beyond.
Xi Sigma Pi is the National Forestry Honor Society, whose goal is to recognize and promote academic excellence in forestry and related disciplines. Since its founding in 1908 at the University of Washington, 43 chapters have been established around the world. Mu chapter in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University is the only chapter in North Carolina, and one of only nine chapters in the South. Only ten other chapters in the United States are older. Membership is by invitation and includes various majors in natural resources. For more information, contact the Xi Sigma Pi faculty advisor, Dr. Richard R. Braham.